E & M PerezEllen and Michael Perez

San Ildefonso Blackware Bowl, Crisp Design, Early to Mid 20th Century

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Pottery: Pre 1950: Item # 1485483
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San Idelfonso blackware jar, burnished finish with abstract designs, early unsigned piece, in the style of Maria Martinez (1887-1980), beautiful condition and good size. Measures 6" diameter, 4 3/4" high, opening is 3 3/8", bottom is 3 1/8" diameter. Fairly thick walls, evidence of hand finishing in interior, bottom has spots where it looks like felt buttons were once attached. Classic designs of feathers, circular shapes, all very precisely done, this was crafted by a highly skilled artisan. Maria Martinez is a possible maker of this vase, as her early works before the mid 1920s were not signed. The precision and shape of this vessel is very much in the style of her early works. Condition is very good, no chips, cracks, or losses to surface, very minor spots or abrasions visible upon close inspection. The burnished areas are appropriately shiny and also show the handwork of the artisan. Sold as is. A wonderful example of blackware pottery from this iconic Pueblo. Please see all photos for details and email any questions. Shipping via USPS or Fedex with tracking and insurance. Shipping delays may occur.